: Join me LIVE in Moon Township, Pennsylvania at 7:00pmE. Great crowd for a MAGA rally.
Departing @WhiteHouse, speaking briefly to reporters @POTUS: "I think North Korea is going to go very well, I think we will have tremendous success. I think this is going to be something very successful. We have a lot of support. So I think North Korea is going to go very well."
: The European Union, wonderful countries who treat the U.S. very badly on trade, are complaining about the tariffs on Steel and Aluminum. If they drop their horrific barriers and tariffs on U.S. products going in, we will likewise drop ours. Big Deficit. If not, we Tax Cars etc. FAIR.
: In the first hours after hearing that North Korea's leader wanted to meet with me to talk denuclearization and that missile launches will end, the press was startled and amazed.They couldn't believe it. But by the following morning the news became FAKE.They said so what, who cares.
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Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon speaking to the crowd attending the party congress for France's far-right National Front party: "Let them call you racist. Let them call you xenophobes wear it as a badge of honor."
"Ukrainians, Tatars or Jews." - Putin offers thoughts on who he thinks interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
: North Korea has not conducted a Missile Test since November 28, 2017 and has promised not to do so through our meetings. I believe they will honor that commitment.
: Heading to Moon Township, Pennsylvania, to be with a really good person, State Representative Rick Saccone, who is running for Congress. Big and happy crowd (why not, some of the best economic numbers ever). Rick will help me a lot. Also, tough on crime and border. Loves 2nd A and VETS
: Spoke to Prime Minister Abe of Japan, who is very enthusiastic about talks with North Korea. Also discussing opening up Japan to much better trade with the U.S. Currently have a massive $100 Billion Trade Deficit. Not fair or sustainable. It will all work out.
"History is on our side," Bannon tells French far-right supporters.
: Chinese President XI JINPING and I spoke at length about the meeting with KIM JONG UN of North Korea. President XI told me he appreciates that the U.S. is working to solve the problem diplomatically rather than going with the ominous alternative. China continues to be helpful.
EU says no 'immediate clarity' from US on trade tariffs
: Congratulations to Kristian Saucier, a man who has served proudly in the Navy, on your newly found Freedom. you can go out and have the life you deserve.
EU, Japan hold crunch talks with US counterparts in Brussels, hoping to get 'clarity' on President Trump's controversial new steel and aluminium tariffs
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There's been another @[email protected]
phone call — this one discussing tariffs, as well as the plan for the summit with Kim Jong Un
Trade war between U.S. and Europe can still be avoided - Germany
@MalmstromEU: Day of meetings in Brussels with Minister @SekoHiroshige and @USTradeRep Lighthizer. I had a frank discussion with the US side about the serious pending issue of steel/aluminium tariffs. As a close security and trade partner of the US, the EU must be excluded from the announced measures. No immediate clarity on the exact US procedure for exemption however, so discussions will continue next week.
: Chinese President XI XINPING and I spoke at length about the meeting with KIM JONG UN of North Korea. President XI told me he appreciates that the U.S. is working to solve the problem diplomatically rather than going with the ominous alternative. China continues to be helpful.
Trump to visit Peru, Colombia in April
U.S.'s Tillerson 'not feeling well', cancels activities in Kenya
: We are deeply saddened by the tragic situation in Yountville and mourn the loss of three incredible women who cared for our Veterans.
: The deal with North Korea is very much in the making and will be, if completed, a very good one for the World. Time and place to be determined.
: Spoke to PM @TurnbullMalcolm of Australia. He is committed to having a very fair and reciprocal military and trade relationship. Working very quickly on a security agreement so we don't have to impose steel or aluminum tariffs on our ally, the great nation of Australia.
: Look forward to being in Pennsylvania tomorrow in support of Rick @Saccone4PA18. Big crowd expected in Moon Township. Vote Rick and see you there. MAGA
Trump's lawyers seeking to negotiate deal with special counsel Mueller that uses an interview with the president as leverage to spur a conclusion to the Russia investigation - Dow Jones
President Trump pardons Kristian Saucier, the former U.S. Navy sailor who served prison for taking photos inside a nuclear submarine.
Trump's legal team may tell Mueller he can interview the president if, among other considerations, he agrees to a timeline for ending the Trump-related portion of the Russia probe—for example, 60 days from the date of the interview
: "A lot of our allies and partners like China, South Korea, Japan have stepped up and done infinitely more over the past year due to @POTUS' leadership than they have in the previous administrations. So this is a collective effort to put that pressure on North Korea."
California "stepping out of bounds" by "not following federal law," asserts @PressSec answering question about @POTUS trip next week to the Golden State.
"The United States has made zero concessions" and DPRK has made some promises as conditions to hold leaders' talk, says @PressSec.
"A time and place have not yet been determined" by @POTUS-Kim Jong Un summit, says @PressSec.
Trump Organization says it has donated $151,470 in profits from foreign government patrons to the US Treasury.
Pakistani Taliban spokesman Mohammad Khurasani confirms Fazlullah's son was killed in a suspected U.S. drone strike, but denied it was a Taliban camp
Tillerson adds that US policy carried out by @StateDept towards DPRK has succeeded
4 month ago
In Kenya, US Secretary of State Tillerson says the government should not threaten courts or hamper the media
Words not war - while US President @realDonaldTrump risks triggering a trade war with new import duties, Angela Merkel says Germany is concerned but backs the EU in seeking dialogue. But "we in Europe can of course also react"
EC VP @jyrkikatainen criticizes @realDonaldTrump's steel tariffs move, saying "we all have to choose" whether we want to live in a rules-based world or a world where the strongest takes control
EC VP @jyrkikatainen says don't expect trade concessions from Brussels on SteelTariffs dispute. "This is not a trade negotiation," he says. "These are unilateral actions" that violate WTO rules
EC VP @jyrkikatainen says @realDonaldTrump's steel tariffs speech sounded "protectionist economy without competition." He says neither US "justification" is fair: Europe is US' closest ally and "our companies have not dumped steel in the US market."
Retired U.S. diplomat, Tibor Nagy, a former Ambassador to Ethiopia and Guinea expected to be nominated as assistant Secretary of State for Africa
EU continues euphemistic approach to @realDonaldTrump's steel tariffs, with ECVP @jyrkikatainen repeating @MalmstromEU's approach that it's not yet "crystal clear" how Europe will be affected/exempted. "We are preparedif need be," he says, to add tariffs, take US to WTO
"I'm not going to sit here and criticize him," Heller said when asked about Trump's flirtation with Democrats on gun control. "Because everything else he's touched, like this economy, has been just incredible."
James Carafano of the @Heritage Foundation on @POTUS: "We know he likes to meet with leaders, particularly his competitors." @FoxFriendsFirst
"We also have been having contacts back and forth with them as you're well aware through channels that we've had open for some time. And I think this was the most forward leaning report that we've had in terms of Kim Jong Un's not just willingness but his strong deserie for talks." says Tillerson
"Now it's a question of agreeing on the timing of the first meeting between the two of them (Trump and DPRK Kim Jong-un), and that will take some weeks before we get all that worked out." says Tillerson
Asked why the change from the many months he said conditions weren't right, Tillerson replies on DPRK: "What changed was his posture in a fairly dramatic way. It was a surprise to us that he was so forward-leaning."
"That is a decision the president took himself," says Secretary of State Tillerson of @POTUS wanting to meet Kim Jong Un. "I spoke to him very early this morning about that decision and we had a very good conversation."
"We didn't ask for this." @MalmstromEU tells Brussels forum. "We're asking the Americans to work with us" and if they don't, that will be "highly unfortunate."
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"You can't stop globalization," says @MalmstromEU, criticizing the impulse to protect domestic industry with things like steel tariffs. She suggests education, retraining instead to be prepared for "jobs we can't even imagine today."
"We are counting on being excluded" from SteelTariffs, says @MalmstromEU at Brussels forum, as it's not quite clear what @realDonaldTrump meant in his announcement. If not, she says, EU will go to WTO and introduce "rebalancing" measures, ie the peanut-butter tax
U.S. approach to tariffs wrong, absurd if Britain affected - UK Trade Secretary Liam Fox
Trump-Kim meeting 'a step in the right direction': Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov
China calls for 'political courage' as Trump, Kim prepare to meet
Donald Trump agrees to meet North Korea leader Kim Jong Un. Koreas president Moon orders preparations for inter-Korean summit